This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 1 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
March in Place (warm-up)
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SparkPeople has always promoted the benefits of a 10-minute workout as a great way to start incorporating fitness into your life. Studies have shown that the benefits of 10-minute fitness bursts, including improved blood sugar control, can last for u... Read more
We've all heard the advice, "lift with your legs," and this guidance is especially true for people with weak, injured or arthritic joints.
Your body undergoes a great deal of stress and changes throughout your lifespan. The last th... Read more
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
Ever wonder if the exercises you're doing are going to give you the best results for your body? Well look no further! These three moves offer body benefits for every woman—and they don't require a gym membership or fancy equipment. Make... Read more
Does anyone feel really sore muscles after squats? The front of my thighs are sore after two days of about 100 total squats. Is it because I'm just starting again? I added squats to my regular walking routine. Answers please!!??... Read more
Strength exercises (like squats) don't burn many calories if you do them at a "lifting pace", where you go slow and focus on your form more than how many reps you can do, no matter how much weight you are lifting.... Read more
Confused about logging exercises. Ex: squats. I didn't time myself, so if I only enter # of sets & reps, it shows 0 cal burned. The more minutes I put in the higher the cal burned, even with same # sets & reps. Reasoning?... Read more
When I scoop out my cat's litter box, I practice some squats. After I finish scooping, I use a short-handled whisk broom and dustpan that I found at a dollar store to sweep up all of the litter that my cat has sprayed all over the tile floor. I do... Read more
by Celebrity Fitness Trainer David KirschLadies, start your lunges! While you may have packed away your bikini, itís not over for your hips, thighs and butt. Itís jeans season -- skinny jeans season -- that is, and time to get your lower half looking... Read more
When you work out smarter, you don't necessarily have to exercise longer or harder in order to get results. "Lack of time" is the most common reason why people don't exercise, but is that really a good excuse? Truth is: You don'... Read more
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